Jordan is at his second day of basketball camp with his brother Jayden and his sister Jasmine. Along with new basketball skills, the kids are learning life-lessons such as how to be unselfish. Just like the other On The Right Path books, this is sure to become a beloved story for parents and children alike.
NBA Coach Brett Gunning and award-winning author Stacy Padula have teamed up to create the On The Right Path (OTRP) book series. OTRP is also a non-profit organization created by Brett Gunning to guide youth basketball players on the right path to achieving their maximum potential through education, mentorship, and skill development. The core principles of OTRP are guidance, inspiration, and creativity. The book series focuses on six life-skill pillars: Loving Others, Being Unselfish, Staying Healthy & Strong, Showing Respect, Showing Forgiveness, and Having Fun.
"“The On The Right Path book series is a slam dunk! The stories are rich with important lessons that kids will enjoy reading. It belongs in every home."" - Mike D'Antoni, NBA Coach
""The On The Right Path books belong in every school, library, and home, as they teach invaluable life lessons to children in an entertaining and relatable way."" - Kevin McHale, NBA Hall of Famer
""The On The Right Path book series is one that should be read in every household. The life lessons shared through entertaining stories of basketball and faith are invaluable to young minds."" - Joel Osteen, Pastor of Lakewood Church"
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A very simple, relatable tale about unselfishness, consideration, and teamwork that will resonate with young kids. Using common, appealing things like basketball and pizza to underscore the core message will help kids engage with the story, as will the colorful and vivid illustrations. This would make a great classroom read for pre-K through early elementary kids. Many thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for the opportunity to read and review!
This is a really cute book. I do wish it was a little longer since the kids in it are of an age where they may be engaged for a bit longer and want more story. I loved the lesson and it being incorporated into the social setting with pizza and not just the game.
This is a great book to show how to be considerate of others. Sometimes we tend to forget about others and putting them first. This story shows the impact working with and thinking of others can have.
Book Two of On the Right Path opens with Jordan at his second day of basketball camp with his brother Jayden, his sister Jasmine and their friend Shai. After Jordan’s shot is blocked by Chase, Coach Pete takes a moment to give another life skill to the team. He offers a quick lesson that basketball is a team sport. This life lesson is not only something to remember while playing sports but for all aspects of life. Coach Pete’s message is simply put, we should put the needs of others before our own. This colorful inspiration for young readers gives vivid illustrations as well as examples on unselfish acts. The message is delivered in a relatable and brief story that is sure to make for quick reads. The life skill of being unselfish and looking for opportunities to make unselfish plays is not only for those that play sports but in life as well. This core principle can be used to help enforce kind behavior and it also offers a scripture at the end that supports the book’s message. This inspirational series will be of great value to households with young minds who are entering the skills development stage.